Luigi Moio elected as President of the OIV

11 Jul 2021

An Italian has been elected President of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine for the next three years, succeeding the Brazilian Regina Vanderlinde.

Luigi Moio is Professor of Oenology at the University of Naples and Director of the Vine and Wine Science Section of the same University.

For over 25 years he has been involved in the sensory, biochemical and technological aspects of the aroma of wine. He is the author of around 250 scientific publications with an H-Index of 41 for Google Scholar, 32 for Scopus and 32 for WOS, with over 4800 (Google Scholar), 2800 (Scopus) and 2900 (WOS) quotations.

Luigi Moio, the new OIV President

Since 1998 he is a scientific expert for the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Policies. From 2009 to 2014 he was Chairman of the Technology Expert Group of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) and from 2015 to 2018 of the Oenology Commission. He was the OIV’s 2nd Vice-President.

He is a member of the Georgofili Academy and the Italian Academy of Vine and Wine. Author of books and articles on the scientific aspects of oenology, he is often interviewed on Italian national network broadcasts on issues related to the wine sector.

In 2016, he published the book Il Respiro del Vino for Mondadori. A scientific essay on the aroma of wine that won several awards. The book is in its tenth edition with around 30,000 copies sold in Italy. In 2020 the French edition of the book Il Respiro del Vino was published in France with the title: Le Souffle du Vin for the publishing house Editions France Agricole.

In 2001 he founded the Quintodecimo winery where he produces quality wines with the most prestigious denominations in Campania.

At this General Assembly the Presidents of the scientific bodies were also elected:

Commission I Viticulture
Ahmet Altindisli (Turkey) succeeds Vittorino NOVELLO (Italy)
Commission II Enology
Fernando Zamora (Spain) succeeds Dominique TUSSEAU (France)
Commission III Law and Economy
Yvette van der Merwe (South Africa) succeeds Dimitar ANDREEVSKI (Bulgaria)
Commission IV Safety and Health
Pierre-Louis Teissedre (France) succeeds Gheorghe ARPENTIN (Moldavia)
Sub-commission Methods of Analysis
Manuel Humberto Manzano (Argentina) succeeds Markus HERDERICH (Australia)
Sub-commission Non-fermented products, table grapes and raisins
Luís Carlos Ferreira Peres de Sousa (Portugal) succeeds Alejandro MARIANETTI (Argentina)